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Theft on the rise

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Jakeman, Dec 5, 2000.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    all because of Christmas. I find it extremely ****ed up (did the language filters get that?) that theft goes up around this time of year because people find it necessary to steel presents and regift (a Seinfeld term) them to others. The only thing I can think of that could drive people to do this is social pressure to do so. People feel obligated to get people gifts even if they can't afford it and must steel gifts. It's really sad that Christmas has been twisted into its current materialistic form over the years. [​IMG]

    I've had two different customers come into CompUSA the last week having to buy the same computer system from me again because their's got stolen by some one that broke into their house. So sad. These are the first two instances in the last 7 months I've worked there. These two instances both happened at the beginning of the Christmas season.
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  2. Hannibal~MAC

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    I doubt that they are stealing them to give them as gifts. They are most likly stealing them so they can sell them to people at a much lower price then the first person paid for it. Seeing as how the theives did not pay for it anyway, any price they sell it at is a profit

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    yeah Hannibal's right... nobody in their right mind would want to keep a PC. and the macs that get stolen... those go for a premium.

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  4. Jakeman

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    forgot to mention - the computer was a new iBook special edition, 466MHz. (the one with DVD)

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    Nice system. Probably teenagers actually. You scum of the earth [​IMG]. What's the world coming to. BTW christmas has always been this way, it is just that we are much more consumer oriented now then a 100 years ago. Take a look at half the posts you guys have put up, and think about how much stuff you have compared to how much stuff your grandparents probably had when they were your age. We are driven by what we own now. And we desire to own the best of everything. There's nothing wrong with this as long as you maintain. Always maintain. Think of walking into a 7-11 after smoking a phat budda of the dankest **** and trying not to binge on the doritos and the slurpee machine. That's all it is. Don't glutton, and you'll be fine.
     

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